Gangaa Friday 15 May 2020: Omkar very carefully walks around the place. Police arrests a lot many people including the goons whom Omkar had hired. Omkar is tensed what if they recognize him. Niru comes there. He can see that Omkar is looking tensed. What are you doing here?
Omkar says I was trying to recognize those whom I had seen with Ganga. Did you find Ganga? Niru denies. She is not here. I don’t know where she will be. He suddenly notices the shoe (that Ganga had thrown out of the window). He recalls gifting it to Ganga. This is Ganga’s shoe. I only had brought them. He runs back to tell the Inspector about the same. Ganga is here only. They head back upstairs. This time Omkar follows them too.
Surili calls Ganga a problem. That man was talking like a boss. Either send Ganga away from the city or kill her. Heera agrees with her. It’s good that police went back empty handed. They are shocked to see Niru coming back there with police. The problem postponed for a while but it is back now. Tell me where Ganga is. Surili maintains her innocence but Niru is not ready to buy it. He shows her Ganga’s shoe. She is here only. Inspector orders his team to check the place one more time. Surili Bai and her tema is tensed. Niru hears some noise coming from the cupboard.
Everyone’s attention turns to the cupboard. Niru is happy to see Ganga as he opens the cupboard while Surili Bai and her team gets tensed. Niru frees Ganga and hugs her. Omkar too is very much relieved. Good that we found her after I gave them a clue. Now no one will doubt me! Inspector questions Surili and arrests her. Niru asks Ganga if she is fine. I know no one can take you away from us. All these people will be punished. Your Babu is here. Let’s go home.
Everyone is waiting for you. She says I have to save someone else too. She points out to the adjoining room. Police rescues the other girls. Ganga says my Babu came to take me but they have no one. No one knew that they are here. I had decided to get them out with your help when you will come to rescue me. He tells her that he is very proud of her.
They will reach home safely. He tells the Inspector to update him in case anyone needs any help. Ganga says I knew you will find me. Omkar thanks God. Are you alright? Ganga nods. Niru thanks Inspector and his team for his help. Your Bappa has given you a perfect name, Ganga! You are capable to clean everything, every sin. They head home.
Madhvi is in tears as she caresses Ganga’s head. We were so worried about you. Are you alright? Ganga nods. Babu brought me back. Don’t cry now. Amma ji thanks God for bringing Ganga back home alls afe. Ganga tells her that she missed everyone a lot including her too. Amma ji smiles. Are you alright? Did they trouble you? Prabha talks negative again (about the brothel). Ganga replies that the place was very bad. I was locked in a room. Other girls were crying as they wanted to go home. Niru adds that Ganga saved all of them. They are back safely now because of Ganga.
Ganga wants to take bath now as she hasn’t eaten anything. Didi tried to make me eat a lot but I declined. I even refused to wear colourful clothes as I am a widow. Amma ji is in tears but composes herself. Ganga asks for Sagar. Babli shares that he isn’t well so he is taking rest. Take bath now. Ganga leaves with Babli. Everyone is relieved now as Ganga is back home.
Ganga comes to Sagar’s room after taking bath. She finds him fast asleep. Babli Didi told me that you fell ill as you were worried about me. This means you are my friend, my best friend. She covers him with duvet and turns to go when he holds an end of her saree. She turns and finds him awake. He asks her if she wont talk to him. She reasons that she couldn’t have shaken him out of sleep to talk. He gets up and makes her sit too. She asks about his health. Were you so worried about me that you fell ill? He declines.
She knew that he will answer like this only as he is too high headed. But I know the truth. You care about me a lot. He coughs so she gives him water. He says I am perfectly fine. How are you? Where had those goons taken you to? She tells him that it was a very bad place. The people there were stricter than Amma ji, completely khadus. I was so concerned about missing school. He asks her if she dint think of him. She affirms. I missed everyone a lot. I felt like crying. He says now you can go to school. You will have to work hard though as you missed your class. She says it back to him. He calls himself smart and she asks him she isn’t smart too.
Niru thanks Omkar for his timely help. Omkar acts all modest. Prabha too compliments him. But why did you go there in the first place? Everyone looks at Omkar. Omkar replies that he was worried and walking around. He happened to reach there by chance. Amma ji too thanks him. Niru tells Omkar that he respects him all the more now. It would have been impossible to reach Ganga otherwise. Omkar is glad that his plan worked. You wont be able to realise when I accomplish my mission and leave. You wont be able to even understand any of it.
Ganga tells Sagar that she will study hard and get more marks than him. I will tell you everything daily what I will learn in the school. Teacher will surely praise me daily. I will tell you everything. Sagar accepts the challenge. He coughs again. She offers water but he declines. She leaves. He calls her mad. She cares for me yet fights with me.
It is morning. Maharaj ji has made lunch box for all the three kids. Prabha is irked. This maid will get food like our kids. She decides to do something. She empties Ganga’s lunch box in a paper. What will she eat now! She takes the food away.
Niru calls out for the kids as it is time to leave for school. Amma ji ir irked that both Ganga and Niru are only after school.
Ganga looks at herself in the mirror as she gets ready for school. She hears Niru calling out for her and picks up her bag. The boys come down. Ganga takes blessings from God and her Bappa. She wears her shoes and goes out. Prabha tells Niru to take the boys or they will get late for school because of Ganga. Prabha is irked. She is late. Ganga comes there just then. Everyone is happy to see her dressed for school except Prabha and Yash. Even Amma ji is touched. Ganga tells Niru that she knows a short cut. My school starts late. I will walk. Sagar’s school is in the opposite direction.
Ganga touches Amma ji’s feet. She tells her to be careful. I wont like it if there is any complaint against you. Come to home directly from school and vice versa. Ganga touches Niru’s and Madhvi’s feet too. They wish her luck. Prabha too blesses her half heartedly. Prabha goes aside to attend a call. Madhvi gives lunch boxes to the kids. Yash takes the red one (the empty one) when Madhvi was about to give it to Ganga. Ganga too says bye to everyone. Niru tells Ganga to take care. Sagar leans out of the car to wave at her. She too happily waves back at him.
Ganga reaches school (Sharda Kanya Gyan Mandir). See Bappa, this is my school. It is my first day today. The peon comes there just then. You came a lot early? She nods. He understands that it is her first day in school today. He asks her to come in and sit. Ganga sits inside on a bench. The other students start coming in too. They all are wearing blue dupattas. Peon rings the bell and everyone gathers outside for the Morning Prayer. Ganga too joins them. There is no teacher here. The teachers come there just then. The kids start the Morning Prayer. Ganga looks at the classroom.
The same girl notices Ganga. She tells her friends that this is the same girl who had met her at the samosa stall. She thought I was a widow too. Why are you wearing a white dupatta today? We only wear white dupattas on Thursdays. The other girl taunts Ganga about her widow stature. What have you come here for? Ganga replies that she has come here to study and not buy samosas. The girl gets offended. She pushes Ganga a little. Ganga replies that she was only giving them an answer. Peon suggests the girls to help the new girl but the girl tell him to man the gate. This is your duty right? Peon is taken aback but leaves.
Ganga scolds them for talking to an elder so rudely. The girl vows to show Ganga how to stay in this school. Teacher sends them inside the class. She notices Ganga’s white dupatta but doesn’t say much. Who follows rules here anyways! Ganga sits next to one of the girls in the class.
The same teacher comes to class. She has brought peas. Separate them. It is my daughter’s birthday today. I need it for the party in the evening. All the girls join her. Ganga is surprised. We can do this at home too. Is this a new topic of studies? Teacher says it is an old topic. All the girls have to pass with distinction in this so they become good wives in future. Ganga reasons that they come here to study. The kids start laughing.
Ganga shows her books to the teacher. The same girl talks to another girl that she has no idea what we study here. Ganga asks the teacher to teach her as this is why they come here. The girls have different reason to come here. They are not interested in studies. They come here only to enjoy. Teacher insists upon Ganga to learn it as it will help her when she gets married. The same girl points out that Ganga is a widow. Teacher is glad that she wont have to bear the tortures of MIL.
Don’t waste time in talking. You (Ganga) too do the work. She goes out. Ganga wonders what she will study here and how when the teacher is in no mood to teach at all! Who will teach me here? What will I say to Sagar? The same girl makes sure everyone is doing the work assigned by the teacher. Ganga refuses to listen to her as she is not a teacher but the girl clears it to her that she is the monitor of the class.
Ganga asks the teacher’s name from the girl sitting next to her. Gunwanti Mam teaches maths but she never teaches anything at all. I don’t mind it. The girl taunts Ganga. Is a widow feeling bad that she dint get to study today? Ganga retorts that her name is Ganga. Ganga is hopeful that she will study in the next class if not now. The girl laughs hearing it which confuses Ganga.
Gunwanti returns. She is glad that the work is done. Ganga is hopeful that she will study in the next class. It is time for PT Class. The teacher herself is munching onto Bananas. Peon comes to inform her about Principal’s arrival tomorrow. Now she will be spending all her time in the meeting. She takes the girls out for some work.
Sagar and Yash are doing PT Exercises. Yash tells Sagar that that school is good for nothing. No one teaches there anything. The teacher holds his ears for talking in his class. He dismisses Yash. Sagar thinks of Yash’s words.
The PT teacher tells the girls to clean the mess in the school compound. The girls pick up brooms and set down to work. Ganga asks her if this is what will happen in the PT class today. The teacher asks her if this is what they will do in PT class. People exercise in this class. She instead tells her to exercise this ways. The principal is coming tomorrow. The school should look clean! Ganga thinks that no one teaches here anything. The same girl tells her to pick up a broom and start working. Ganga tells her not to bully everyone. I had thought so much about school and what all I will study!
Pulkit and a girl smile looking at each other. The girl excuses herself for a minute and Pulkit too goes to talk to her. They both have their backs facing each other when they greet each other. She asks him why he wasn’t paying attention in the class. He was looking at her. I don’t get to talk to you before my friends. I can atleast see you. She gives him maths book. She has left a letter for him in the book. I too couldn’t focus on studies. I too was looking at you. I used to think of you even in my holidays. I enjoy your company a lot. Yash comes there and Pulkit drops the book. Yash tries to read it but Pulkit snatches it from him. Pulkit sends him away.
Yash wants to eat alone so Sagar goes to sit with his friends. Yash finds his lunchbox empty. Where is my food? A few kids ask him about his so called lunch – newspapers. Yash cannot understand how it happened. Sagar would have started eating by now. Where is my food!
Ganga sits down to eat her lunch while the other girls stand in the queue for food. Bahu ji has packed my lunch so nicely. One of the girls (reena) notices her. Ganga offers her lunch. Eat with me. I have brought lots of food. The same girl (Bulbul) tries to bully Reena. You left us for this new girl? Ganga defends Reena. Bulbul tells Reena to be with her new friend only from now. Reena declines and joins that girl gang. Bulbul eats from Gangas lunch. This is so weird. She throws it. Our lunch is better than this! Ganga picks up the rest of it. Don’t you know that food is not to be thrown like this!
Amma ji always tells me against it. My Bahu ji made it with so much love. I will show you what I can do the next time you try to do this again. Ganga gets into a scuffle with her as the girl pushes her. They both tug at each other’s braids. Bulbul pushes Ganga on the floor and their fight continues. Peon separates them. I will take you to principal directly if you fight again. Ganga tells Bulbul not to even dare to insult anyone or touch her lunch box! She leaves from there. The other girls talk about Ganga. She is a tough one!
The boys come home. They go to change. Yash makes a sad face. He complains to his mother for not giving him lunch. I had to stay hungry! Madhvi confirms with Maharaj ji. Yash shows his lunch box. It is filled with newspapers. Prabha asks him why he took it. It was for Ganga! Everyone looks pointedly at her.
Madhvi asks her if Ganga’s lunchbox was empty. Prabha tries to decline but everyone has understood it already. Madhvi tells Yash to change. I will arrange food. Madhvi questions Prabha about it. You knew it yet you dint say anything. Ganga would have remained hungry otherwise. Prabha lies that she couldn’t tell it as she got a call back then. Why would I empty Ganga’s lunchbox? Madhvi says I have no idea about it but I do know that you don’t want Ganga not to be equal to our kids. Amma ji dismisses the matter.
Ratan greets Amma ji. He has come to take Prabha and Yash home with him. Prabha is relieved that she will be saved from Madhvi’s questions now. I was missing home so much! Ratan thanks Amma ji for taking care of his family all this while. Prabha goes to pack her stuff. Amma ji laughs thinking about Prabha’s situation.
Prabha hastily leaves for her house with her family. Ganga notices them leaving.
Ganga enters inside. Amma ji and Madhvi are confused to see her dirty clothes and unkempt hairs.
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